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    Need help with research

    hello, all - i am new to cyburbia, and i am in a bachelor's program (writing my own major; community planning through small business and the arts), preparing to get a master's in urban planning. i need to find some good resources to help me write the course outlines for my major: interviews with planners, books, trade pubs, etc. anyone have any recommendations? APA didn't give me much, nor did the city manager i interviewed last week. all help is appreciated...

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    Welcome to Cyburbia. I moved your thread to the Student Lounge where it should get a better response. In the meantime, check out the Book Club forum for ideas about planning books, reading materials, etc.
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    I made an attempt at writing a paper on community planning and art as a catalyst for redevelopment. I moved to another topic after becoming frustrated with the amount of literature out there. So that means that you have a great gap to fill or some frustration ahead. I have found that the Journal of Urban Affairs is an excellent resource anytime I research a planning/economic development question.

    Good luck.
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    Thanks - I will check it out. I am attempting to incorporate my original Art History major and my business experience into a BA and then move on to Planning. There is a lot of material out there, but it doesn't seem like many of the ideas have come to fruition. Agree?

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    Allow me to introduce you to the coolest thing since Cyburbia:
    MIT Opencourse Ware:

    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Global/all...iesandPlanning

    Most of the classes give you an outline and material or links to material related to that class. Very cool stuff.
    Hope it helps.

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    Thank you so much for that link - it is the coolest thing! I guess I know how I will be spending the rest of my day...

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